Are you tired of staring blankly at the ceiling just to get yourself to sleep? Have you reached counting 1,000 sheep and yet your eyes remain wide awake? Have you ever experienced waking up yet felt as if you have not shut your eyes the whole night? Then overcome these problems and get a good night’s sleep.
If you are having a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep, you might be suffering from Insomnia. Insomnia is a sleeping disorder characterized by inability to fall asleep or remain asleep. A person suffering from insomnia may wake up early in the morning or may not feel refreshed after a night sleep.
Insomnia can affect all ages, although it is more common in adult women than in men. Insomnia can last for a few days or weeks. If the situation persists, it can lead to the person’s poor performance in work or in school, immune system dysfunctions, anxiety and obesity.
For you to be able to handle insomnia and get a good night sleep, you can try some sleeping techniques. These sleeping techniques will help you ease your way to dreamland without spending much of your time counting sheep or staring into an empty space.
In order to get a good rest, you must slow down. Slowing down means taking it easy. If you want to fall asleep easily, do not engage in arduous exercises less than 3 hours before sleeping. Exercising causes your body temperature to rise, thus, giving you a hard time to sleep. The same thing goes to having a heavy meal just before going to bed. Never engage yourself in any confrontations. Spending quality time with the people you love at the end of a long day is great, but never start a debate or an argument with your loved one or your spouse. Thirty minutes before retiring to bed is not the right time to open a topic that may result to arguments. Likewise, it is not a good idea to surf the net or starting a page-turning novel before going to bed. Instead, do tasks that bore you like washing the dishes or going over your office paper works. This will make you fall asleep easier. Take a warm bath. Having a warm bath eases tension and relaxes your muscles. It also makes your body temperature drop fast, thus, making you feel sleepy.
Try to discover activities that suit you and will help you doze off faster. In this way, you need not worry about feeling so tired despite getting sleep the previous night.